Posts tagged Timing Chain
2011 Chevrolet Equinox & GMC Terrain Camshaft Actuator Recall

This is from August of 2011, but I think it's still important to post to get 'out there'.  The camshaft actuators generally fail due to low or dirty oil, which is related to the Oil Consumption issues that many Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrrains have. From the recall notice:

This notice is sent to inform you that General Motors is conducting a voluntary emission recall that includes your vehicle.

Reason For This Recall: The camshaft position actuator solenoid certain 2011 Buick LaCrosse, Regal; Chevrolet Equinox; and GMC Terrain vehicles equipped with a 2.4L gas engine may stick, resulting in the illumination of the malfunction indicator light, rough idle, poor driveability, and/or possible stalling at low throttle opening.

What Will Be Done: Your GM dealer will reprogram the engine control module and replace the camshaft position actuator solenoid valves. This service will be performed for you at no charge.

What You Should Do: Please contact your GM dealer as soon as possible to arrange a service date and to assure parts are available. Instructions for making this correction have been sent to your dealer. Please ask your dealer if you wish to know how much time will be needed to schedule, process, and repair your vehicle.

The complete recall notice is accessible here

If you're in CALIFORNIA and you’ve taken your Equinox or Terrain to a dealership for issues above, from engine stalling, abnormal oil consumption, high pressure fuel pump failure, balance shaft chain failure or engine failure, we can help you…. AT NO COST TO YOU!  Valero Law, APC is a California consumer protection firm dedicated to protecting the lemon law rights of California consumers and ALL cases are taken on a contingency basis, meaning if there is no recovery, there is absolutely no fee to you!  Feel free to call at 424-299-4447 for a free case evaluation!

2007-2012 GMC Acadia problems

After talking to a few owners of 2007-2012 GMC Acadia's, I've found that there have been an abnormally high amount of complaints regarding several components, namely the transmission (specifically, 3-5-R waveplate), steering, timing chain and water pump.  Thankfully, GMC has issued the following free warranty extensions:

  1. #14404: Special Coverage Adjustment - Transmission Clutch Wave Plate (10 years / 120,000 miles)
  2. #14329B: Special Coverage Adjustment – Loss of Power Steering Assist (10 years / 150,000 miles)
  3. #13079: Customer Satisfaction – Water Pump Shaft Seal Leaks (10 years / 120,000 miles)
  4. #12313D: Special Coverage – Engine Balance Chain and Fuel Pump (10 years / 120,000 miles)

The warranty extensions cover different vehicles and different model years, though, so you're going to want to click on the links above to see if your vehicle is covered.  

If you’ve taken your GMC Acadia, Chevrolet Traverse, Buick Enclave, Saturn Outlook to a dealership for issues above, from transmission stalling, transmission failure, overheating, steering failure, timing chain failure or any other warranty concern, we can help you…. AT NO COST TO YOU!  Valero Law, APC is a California consumer protection firm dedicated to protecting the lemon law rights of California consumers and ALL cases are taken on a contingency basis, meaning if there is no recovery, there is absolutely no fee to you!  Feel free to call at 424-299-4447 for a free case evaluation!

 

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Nissan Timing Chain Class Action Settlement

Settlement terms have been agreed to in Falco v. Nissan North America, a class action lawsuit that alleged that the timing chains in certain Nissan vehicles would fail prematurely.  If you own one of the following vehicles, you may be entitled to partial reimbursement: 

  • 2004-2008 Nissan Maxima
  • 2004-2009 Nissan Quest
  • 2004-2006 Nissan Altima (VQ35 engine)
  • 2005-2007 Nissan Pathfinder
  • 2005-2007 Nissan Xterra
  • 2005-2007 Nissan Frontier (VQ40 engine)

Under the settlement, affected owners and lessees are entitled to partial reimbursement for money spent in connection with the diagnosis of, repair to, or replacement of the primary or secondary timing chain systems or components. Alternatively, those owners and lessees may receive a voucher to be used toward the purchase of a new Nissan vehicle.

If a complaint/repair was made between 60,000 miles and 80,000 miles, Nissan will provide reimbursement of 80 percent of the first $900 of repair costs paid, or a voucher in the amount of $1,500.

If a complaint/repair was made between 80,001 and 100,000 miles, Nissan will provide reimbursement of 50 percent of the first $900 of the repair costs paid, or provide a voucher for $1,000.

If a repair was made between  100,001 and 120,000 miles, Nissan will reimburse 20 percent of the first $900 of the repair costs, or provide a voucher in the amount of $500.

If a complaint/ repair was made after 120,000 miles at the time of repair is not entitled to reimbursement. 

Class members will be notified by mail and more information can be had here